The University of Regina welcomed new residents on Friday.
September 3 was move-in day and students from across the globe, and even from Regina, moved into their dorms for the upcoming school year.
Savannah Bryce, a Resident Assistant at the University of Regina, says she and other volunteers help new students face the challenges of moving away from home.
“Mostly just learning to live with people that aren’t your family,” Bryce says.
“Some people, it’s their first time away from home and they’ve never lived with anyone other than their family. So just teaching them how too communicate with those they haven’t known their whole life.”
Vianne Timmons, President of the U of R, says it’s not just the students who have nerves when it comes to moving from home.
“I’ve been chatting with some parents and they’re as nervous as their kids in many ways,” Timmons says.
“I was just talking to a mom from Prince Albert and she’s got a big grin on her face. I was talking to a dad from Regina who said ‘we’re getting our daughter out and in residence’ but still that little bit of nervousness.”